• 101


  • 2023

    Project Completion

  • $23.3M

    Project Cost

A high-quality, workforce housing community serves the City of Verona at the site of the former Sugar Creek Elementary School just minutes from downtown. The collection of five buildings – ranging from 19,254 to 25,574 square feet each, is organized around a central green space and clubhouse building. With the goal of creating a unique sense of place and vibrant community, while delivering additional much-needed affordable workforce housing, Schoolhouse Yards embraces a robust amenity package and a variety of apartment styles to suit every lifestyle.

Schoolhouse Yards is part of a master-planned community led by The Alexander Company and Steve Brown Apartments, who were selected to lead this redevelopment effort through a competitive, public proposal process with the City of Verona. The master-planned redevelopment vision entails the creation of an inspiring, multi-generational, pedestrian-friendly community hub knit into the heart of Hometown, USA. This lively destination has a “city scene” vibe that draws people in with its cohesive mix of park and cultural facilities, intriguing experiential activities, and a vibrant mix of street-facing shops – all flanked by a blend of multi-family housing.

A public park and plaza will serve as a public gathering area on the west end of downtown, infusing community pride and activity, drawing Verona residents and visitors of all ages and backgrounds for a variety of public uses and experiences. This walkable core will be highly visible, with an identity that will strengthen the lively heartbeat of a memorable “hometown” personality for Verona. This redevelopment project will be well connected to the heart of Verona and its downtown, helping to create a vibrant flow of people and activity.

A strong group of local organizations have teamed up to make this project a reality. They include Steve Brown Apartments, Engineered Construction, Excel Engineering, Vierbicher, Vandewalle & Associates, Inc., Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, and PNC Bank.